... And that she really isn't how my mother sees her?
I have a girlfriend whom I love very much, we've been going out for quite some time but we kept our relationship a secret from my parents. My parents found out when my mother looked through my call logs and saw I was texting and calling a number everyday, and she had previously met my girlfriend unofficially when she picked me up for school and had always been suspicious until she put two and two together
I have brought up what I believe but they just think I'm young and being stupid, and keep in mind me and this girl are only a few months apart in age.
My parents are incredibly overprotective and so when they found out they flipped because they say that I'm not ready for a relationship (keep in mind I'm in college) that this relationship will distract me 100% and I won't be anyone in life. My parents think that she's distracting me from school, but really it's just the end of the year and I'm getting lazy as anyone would.
The person who feels this the strongest is my mother, she's hell bent that I break up with my girlfriend, but the thing is, my girlfriend has given her absolutely no reason to do this. My mother says she's bossy and ugly, but she's none of these things. My parents are both Latin America and obviously grew up with different views on everything.
I can't leave the house because ultimately I'm still dependent on my parents and I exactly say any of this to them because they think she's a distraction to me. I don't want to disrespect my parents, but I don't want to break up with my girlfriend over something outside of our relationship.
How do I communicate that my girlfriend isn't a distraction?